Postdoctoral positions in microbial engineering for the development of nature-inspired
infrastructure materials at Drexel University

The Sales Laboratory is seeking outstanding candidates for multiple open postdoctoral positions. Special consideration is taken for candidates with a multidisciplinary background, specifically in microbial sciences and nature-inspired materials engineering. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in applied microbiology and genetic engineering of bacteria and/or fungi. Focus is placed on candidates who have experience working in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary research group.

The successful candidates will work on engineering microbial systems for restoring aged and damaged concrete materials. Specifically, the candidates will contribute to the development of bacterial-fungal processes for vascularization, crack-healing, and corrosion mitigation strategies in concrete.

The candidates will work with the Sales Laboratory and in strong collaboration with other professors and research groups at Drexel University, including the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Sciences (CAEE), Material Sciences and Engineering (MSE), and Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM), as well as at other academic institutions and government agencies involved in the project. 


Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Microbiology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or
related field.
• Research experience in applied microbiology and/or genetic engineering of bacteria/fungi


How to apply:

If you are interested in this position and feel you meet the above requirements, please use this link to apply:

If you have any inquiries regarding this opportunity to Professor Christopher Sales at Recruitment will remain open until all positions are filled.

Professor Christopher Sales –
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104